Sunday Cinematheque at The Chazen: The Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar
All About My Mother | Spain | 1999 | 35mm | 105 min. | Spanish with English subtitles Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Cast: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penelope Cruz Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and widely heralded as Almodóvar’s crowning achievement, All About My Mother is the climax of the director’s self-described “cinema of women.” After the death of her teenage son, a grieving mother finds comfort through bonding with a cast of quintessentially Almodóvarian characters: lesbian junkies, transsexual prostitutes, and a pregnant, HIV-positive nun.